It s a nice stat to quote: Vital Signs Fact of the Week U.S. Bikers Less Safe Than European CounterpartsMessage 1 of 1 , Aug 2, 2005View Source
It’s a nice stat to quote:
Vital Signs Fact of the Week
U.S. Bikers Less Safe Than European Counterparts
In the United States , cyclists are 12 times more likely than people in cars to die en route to their destinations. On a per-kilometer and per-trip basis, U.S. cyclists are twice as likely to die on the road as German cyclists, and more than three times as likely as Dutch cyclists. While cycling fatalities in all of these countries have fallen in the last 25 years, U.S. cycling deaths have declined largely because of a drop in cycling, while in the Netherlands and Germany investments in infrastructure that make cycling safer account for much of the decline.
Carlos F. Pardo
GTZ Sustainable Urban Transport Project (SUTP)
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